David Leatherbarrow is Professor of Architecture, Chairman of the Architecture PhD Program, and Associate Dean at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught architectural design, history, and theory since 1984. Before Penn he taught at Cambridge University and the University of Westminster. He has also visited and taught at many universities in the USA and abroad. David Leatherbarrow earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree at the University of Kentucky and his PhD in Art at the University of Essex. His books include Architecture Oriented Otherwise (2009, Princeton Architectural Press), Topographical Stories: Studies in landscape and architecture (2004, University of Pennsylvania Press), and Surface Architecture (2005, MIT Press), written in collaboration with Mohsen Mostafavi. Earlier books include Uncommon Ground: Architecture, technology and topography; The Roots of Architectural Invention: Site, enclosure and materials (2002, MIT Press); and On Weathering: The life of buildings in time (1993, MIT Press), again with Mostafavi. In addition to these books he has published over 80 scholarly articles. In the past, his research has focused on various topics in the history and theory of architecture, gardens, and urbanism; more recently his work has concentrated on the impact of contemporary technology on architecture and the city. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change
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Kyoung Sun Moon, PhD, AIA, is Associate Professor at Yale University School of Architecture. Educated as both an architect and engineer, his primary research area is integration between the art and science/technology of architecture, with a focus on tall and other structurally challenging buildings. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago and the Republic of Korea Navy. He received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
AS A CONSTRUCTED OBJECT, a building is composed of many different physical
components. Some small components participate as parts of larger comp on -
ents, which become even larger systems, and this process...
Mark R. Cruvellier is the Nathaniel and Margaret Owings Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Cornell University, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of structural form and behavior considered within the context of architecture; he is co-author of The Structural Basis of Architecture, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2011) with Bjørn N. Sandaker and Arne P. Eggen. Cruvellier is a professional structural engineer and has been involved in built projects from skyscrapers in New York City to wilderness footbridges in British Columbia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Bjørn N. Sandaker is Professor of Architectural Technology at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. His particular academic interest focuses on the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; he is author of On Span and Space: Exploring Structures in Architecture (Routledge 2008) and co-author of The Structural Basis of Architecture, 2nd ed. (Routledge 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Luben Dimcheff is the Richard Meier Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University, USA, where he teaches studio as well as courses that are focused on the visualization and analysis of space. He leads a design and architectural practice based in New York City with projects built internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture
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bending with tension and compression… You see, its beauty and simplification
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